Keep the Suggestions Coming: Transparency Task Force Re-opens Public Docket for More Comments
On August 18, FDA announced in the Federal Register that the docket for the transparency task force, available at
, is re-opening for more comments until November 6, 2009.
When the agency announced the formation of the Transparency Task Force, in addition to launching the blog, the task force opened a public docket to solicit comments from the public on improving transparency at the agency. As of August 7, when the docket officially closed, we had received over 900 comments from a range of people — consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, regulated industry, and others. The task force will use these comments to inform recommendations about transparency at the agency that will be provided in a report to Commissioner Hamburg in about five months.
The task force greatly appreciates the input and feedback it has received to date. Due to our desire to keep hearing from the public on this issue and to assist us in planning the second public meeting in the fall, the task force has decided to re-open the public docket for comments. In addition to commenting on the blog, you can provide longer and more detailed comments on the docket until November 6, 2009.
Keep the suggestions coming! And thanks for your ideas and comments to date.
Transparency Task Force